Dixie Days 2007
Hanover County, Virginia, Pole Green Park
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4th Annual Dixie Days was held on 9 & 10 June 2007,
Sponsored by the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp 3000, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Fire!
The Battle of Gaines Mill, Day One & Two
Hundley  Confederate Submarine
Visitors Viewing the Battle
"My troops may fail to take a position, but are never driven from one! "                -S.
Union Artillery Position
Union Battle Planning
Union Infantry Defenses
The Heat of Battle!
Union & Confederate Cavalry Engage on the Battlefield
Shoot Again!
Visitors on Day Two
Line of Battle
Confederates Prepare to Enter the Battle
Confederate Skirmishers
One More For Good Measure!
It's History that  teaches us to hope.... R. E. Lee
The Cadets are Coming!
The Generals Take the Stage at Dixie Days 2007
After Action Photos -- Please enjoy the photos and please plan to visit with us next June 2008 for the 5th Annual Dixie Days in Virginia
How Robert E. Lee Felt in 1856:

"There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political a evil.................................................................. 
...................-still, I fear he will persevere in his evil course. . . .
Is it not strange that the descendants of those Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the Atlantic to preserve their own freedom have always proved the most intolerant of the spiritual liberty of others?    -- R. E. Lee

How Robert E. Lee felt about slavery after "The War":

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South.  So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained."  -- R. E. Lee
More 2006 Dixie Days photos are at:
http://www.petersburgexpress.com/Dixie_Days.html

Commander Starnes & Staff

Robert E. Lee 200th Birthday 2007